2013 Suzuki RM-Z450
The Suzuki RM–Z450 has been given several upgrades for 2013 like the Showa Separate Function Fork which is a larger fork 48 mm in diameter for higher stability. A new ECM has a higher-performance processor for more powerful engine management. The Suzuki RM-Z450is equipped with an all-new 5-speed transmission for more accurate shifting execution.
Suzuki's RM-Z450 gets a host of updates for 2013, and MotoUSA headed to Suzuki's private Supercross track to see how it performed. Read what we thought about revised RM-Z in this First Ride.
|Engine Type||4-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC|
|Bore Stroke||96 mm x 62.1 mm|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Ignition||Electronic ignition (CDI)|
|Starting System||Primary kick|
|Transmission||5-speed constant mesh|
|Final Drive||Chain, DID520MXV4, 114 links|
|Seat Height||37.6 in.|
|Front Suspension||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rear Suspension||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Front Brake||Disc brake|
|Rear Brake||Disc brake|
|Fuel Capacity||1.6 gal.|
|Dry Weight||249 lbs. (Wet)|
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